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O&M Senior Engineer

To provide technical leadership to FSEs and GOs ensuring the quality of preventative and corrective maintenance activities and reporting. To ensure the standards defined by the Engineering team are implemented and adhered to. 

 

To ensure the highest safety standards are always maintained ∂ To induct, train and develop FSEs ensuring their full awareness, understanding and compliance with method statements and work instructions. ∂ To deliver ‘on-the-job’ training in preventative and corrective maintenance to FSEs. ∂ To audit and assess the technical quality of the work undertaken by FSEs to identify improvement opportunities. ∂ To review, validate and approve appropriate samples of technical reports produced by FSEs prior to their submission to Clients. ∂ To coordinate the response to Client technical queries arising from maintenance reports. ∂ To directly perform corrective and preventative maintenance as required. ∂ To coordinate and participate in major incidents and repairs. ∂ Contribute to the continual development of method statements and work instructions maintained by the Engineering Team. ∂ Preparation of reports to the Management Team.
∂ A sound working knowledge of health and safety legislation including Health and Safety at Work Act and Construction Design and Management Regulations. ∂ Broad knowledge of solar PV operations and maintenance including both power generation and ancillary systems (e.g., communication, CCTV etc). ∂ Ability to write and review risk assessments and method statements. ∂ Expert level knowledge of multiple inverter types ∂ Thorough understanding of PV O&M maintenance techniques and standards including electrical tests and thermographic inspections. ∂ Management of complex repair projects. 

 

General Skills/Attributes
 ∂ A clear technical leader. ∂ Able to take ownership of situations to deliver results. ∂ Attention to detail. ∂ Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. ∂ Ability to influence key stakeholders in the business. ∂ Flexible approach to working hours. 

 

Experience Required
 ∂ Minimum 2 years performing PV O&M. Education and Qualifications ∂ IOSH Managing Safely or equivalent. ∂ SSSTS Site Supervisor or equivalent. ∂ Attendance at several manufacturers’ inverter level training courses. ∂ Capable of HV authorisation to a minimum AP3 level.